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29 October 2014
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Bill Oddie is on the History Hunt

Presented by Bill Oddie and Tessa Dunlop, History Hunters is a brand new BBC Daytime game show in which teams turn detective in the UK's cities and towns to investigate a celebrity son or daughter.

As well as guessing the identity of the famous person, they must also answer general questions on history.

There are written clues and sometimes even a blood relation to help them on the way.

It isn't all plain sailing though, because there are also red herrings and other famous people to throw the hunters off the scent.

Bill drops in from time to time to check their progress, question decisions and plant seeds of doubt and, when he's not on the team, he is off revealing social history insights on the person and the place.

The winning team receive a British Ancestral Research Personal Family Tree.

History Hunters is made by BBC Bristol.

Also new to BBC Daytime this autumn, a new quiz show pitting the champions of previous TV quiz shows - the Eggheads - against a new team of Challengers everyday.

Presented by BBC News presenter Dermot Murnaghan, the aim of the game is for the Challengers to try and win the prize money if they can successfully beat the Eggheads.

Notes to Editors

Bill Oddie can also be seen next week in Wild In Your Garden, the biggest live broadcast of British wildlife ever attempted.

It begins on Bank Holiday Monday (26 May) on BBC TWO, CBBC, BBCi and Radio 4.

Inside Out with Tessa Dunlop investigates the disappearance of actor Leslie Howard (30.05.03)

All the BBC's digital services are now available on Freeview, the new free-to-view digital terrestrial television service, as well as on satellite and cable.

Freeview offers the BBC's eight television channels, interactive services from BBCi, as well as 11 BBC radio networks.



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